Unathi Apologises For Twitter Rant

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Suspended radio jock and Idols judge, Unathi Msengana has finally opened up about her Twitter rant, which sent shock waves through the country.

The incident led to her being briefly suspensed from her radio gig, when she expressed her opinion about the controversial Stellenbosch documentary, Luister, which details the plight of young black South Africans at the university.

She has since soften her stance and released the following statement, read below:

Two days ago, on radio, I expressed an opinion on the language policy at Stellenbosch University. Thereafter my opinion became the subject of a Twitter debate. Unfortunately some of the subsequent commentary criticised me in ways that I felt badly violated my personal life and my personal beliefs.

To be cast as an advocate for rape, gender inequality and homophobia when I am passionate about ending these social ills, was extremely shocking. As a result, in what I have come to realise was a bad attempt to defend myself, I reacted by engaging directly with a Twitter follower. However, as upset as I was at that time, I should not have used offensive language. I therefore wish to publicly apologise for my choice in language.

Going forward, whilst l refuse to be bullied on Twitter about my opinions, I will exercise better judgment when using this platform. I thank those who have supported me.

You can read more about Unathi’s rant here.

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